Mark Powell has served Cappella Romana in multiple capacities, as a singer since 1995, as president of its board of directors from 1999-2002, and since 2002 as its executive director. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Seattle Pacific University and a master’s degree in musicology from the University of Washington. In addition to his work with Cappella Romana, he has performed in a number of professional ensembles in the US and in Europe, including The Tudor Choir, Seattle; the Chœur de Chambre de Namur, Belgium; and Wakefield Cathedral Choir, England. He was received into the Orthodox Church in 1995, and served thereafter as choir director and subcantor at Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption in Seattle, where he wrote or adapted a number of chant and choral settings in Greek and English. He later served as cantor at Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church in Shoreline, Washington. He lives along with his two daughters in Portland, Oregon, where they are members of St John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church. Mr. Powell was tonsured a reader by His Eminence the late Metropolitan Anthony of San Francisco.